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GOP Senate Candidate: Victims of “Legitimate Rape” Don’t Get Pregnant

Todd Akin, who wants the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act overturned, also believes abortion should be illegal even for rape victims because victims of “legitimate rape” have body functions that prevent pregnancy. “First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
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Todd Akin: Legitimate rape victims don't get pregnant

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 years ago)

Todd Akin (R-Dumbfuckistan) The GOPs Senate nominee in Missouri, Rep. Todd Akin, is fluent in wacked-out crazy: “First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interv... Read Post

Growing Number Of Conservative Call On Akin To Withdraw After ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comments

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

Rep. Todd Akin, the GOP Senate candidate in Missouri, set off a firestorm today after claiming that women who are victims of “legitimate rape” don’t usually become pregnant because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole... Read Post

GOP Senate Candidate: Victims Of ‘Legitimate Rape’ Won’t Become Pregnant

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

Senate Candidate and Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) told a local television station on Sunday that “legitimate rape” rarely produces pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin cited conversations ... Read Post


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